What is the value of early childhood education to the Community?
"Childcare impacts the local economy and provides a value to those people who
are able to work because their children
are cared for.” (www.insightcced.org).
A Wise Investment
New research from Nobel Laureate economist James J. Heckman and colleagues includes groundbreaking findings on the benefits of starting early with comprehensive, high-quality, birth to five early education. Heckman report 2016
Cities that champion high-quality childcare reap immediate and long-term rewards for their community in economic vitality, civic participation, school success and public safety. By improving access to high-quality childcare and early education, cities can ensure that every child enters school ready to learn, reduce disparities and strengthen their city's future workforce. (www.nlc.org)
Making Business Sense
Businesses benefit from productive employees. Readiness is a business investment as well as being in the self-interest of us all. There are four key ways for businesses to support early childhood development:
More information, including how the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit can save you money at Executives Partnering to Invest in Children.
- Increasing access to quality childcare
- Supporting affordable childcare
- Developing child-friendly policies and procedures
- Optimizing tax benefits